Replace just the Main power fuse first. That will answer your question. If you can't hear the differences in nuance at that point... Then again: It sounds like you were able to discern the differences with a power cord swap(if I'm reading your post correctly). NO ONE knows what actually happens between electrons and metal crystals at the quantum level: So- OPINIONS BE DAMNED!! What those of us that CAN hear, DO hear, is all that matters.
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The simple and inexpensive way to establish whether it's worth it or not is to, if your equipment uses stock glass fuses, replace all of those with ceramic fuses and if you have a cryo vendor locally, to cryo those ceramics. If you cryo, you'll have to go through a bit more burn in than non cryo (probably 2-3 weeks) but it's going to be a simple procedure to go back to the stock glass and compare.
I have not progressed beyond the above, which can be done very economically, and, IMO represents a decent sonic upgrade: even non cryoed ceramics represent a pretty big step forward from standard glass.
If you have 6-7 glass fuses to replace, they can be replaced in ceramic for well under $20 and I would suggest that you'll find significant improvement. If not, you're out $20.
Tvad- Could you define, "meshuge" for us? Well: You lost me and my Funk and Wagnall's anyway.
That's because it's Yiddish :)
Before I realized that, I was wondering if he meant "as huge a mess". :)
I agree with the first post, try one in your main and see what you think. I thought I only had one on the outside, till I realized there were more inside. I've not changed the insiders yet, but when I get the extra cash lookout...I use an iso clean.
Look at the trashtalk on techtalk under isoclean...
And, why would you think power cords are voodoo? They're just a reworked product that is better sounding than stock. Nothing voodoo about that. I guess a fairly bad analogy would be a basic cartridge opposed to a more top of the line one--better materials, modified or all out design.